Tag Archives: Growth

I’m Sorry Self

Big, fat, crocodile tears now. Her voice shook as she gripped my hand a little tighter. “I didn’t think it would matter mom. It’s mine.”

My heart broke a little as I started to explain. “Baby, you have to respect yourself and your property. You have to know how to take care of things. You are just as important as anyone else and you have to treat yourself with as much, if not more, respect than you treat others. You matter. You are valuable. And so are the things you care about. But you have to set that standard and know that first. Do you understand that?” Continue reading

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“Room”

The doorknob hits my hip as I stand there, still groggy, toothbrush in hand. “Mommy, can you make room for me?” I scoot over, pulling my robe closer around my body as she walks in and hugs my waist. “Good morning … Continue reading

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The Little Big Year

Oh the memories. This was my first home after I left the shelter. 900 square feet with 2 bedrooms and 1 very tiny bathroom. The washer was in the kitchen and the dryer was in a closet in another room. … Continue reading

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The Heart Stuff…

Man, sometimes I wonder how people do the emotions thing. I am generally pretty mellow, but not last week. I got mad twice last week. Like, really mad. Like, raise my voice and cuss mad. Like, the mad I always said … Continue reading

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Waiting…

Waiting. Waiting. Waiting. I sit in this office waiting once again. Over the last few weeks, I have thought about this visit constantly. I hope for good news, but I am prepared if there is none. And I am going … Continue reading

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The Other Woman

The other woman. She is beautiful. Awesome. Everything I wished I could be. She looks fabulous. Always so confident. She is completely comfortable with who she is. She works out regularly, and you can definitely tell. Her outfit is always on … Continue reading

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May the Fourth Be With You.

Yes, I just said that! I love Star Wars!!! And today is Star Wars Day!!! It makes my heart happy. But my prompt isn’t about Star Wars. Sad Day. It is actually “What’s in your bag?” (Guys, you can just … Continue reading

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